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Texas Voters Affirm Primary Candidates Endorsed by Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee (TCJL PAC) is pleased to announce the winners of yesterday's primary election who were endorsed by the organization.  

"These candidates have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to our judiciary, and we strongly believe that they are the most qualified to serve the citizens of Texas," Carol Sims, executive director for TCJL, said. "They will be fair, nonpartisan and impartial on the bench and will change Texans lives for the better."

TCJL PAC endorsed four incumbent justices for the Texas Supreme Court in addition to four judicial candidates in the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Texas Supreme Court
Chief Justice Nathan Hecht—WON
Justice Jeff Brown, Place 6—WON
Justice Jeff Boyd, Place 7—WON
Justice Phil Johnson, Place 8—WON

Republican Primary
Judge Leanne Johnson, 9th Court of Appeals, Beaumont, Place 3 (incumbent)—WON
Judge John Bailey, 11th Court of Appeals, Eastland, Place 3 (incumbent)—WON
Patricia Grady for District Judge, 212th District Court, Galveston County—RUNOFF vs. Bret Griffin

Democratic Primary
Chief Justice Ann Crawford McClure, 8th Court of Appeals, El Paso (incumbent)—WON

In additional to judicial candidates, the TCJL PAC also endorsed the following candidates in statewide races:

Governor of Texas
Greg Abbott—WON

Lieutenant Governor
David Dewhurst—RUNOFF vs. Dan Patrick

The primary runoff election is on May 27.

For more information about the Texas judiciary, visit, a TCJL website that provides information about the state's judicial system.

About the Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee
Founded in 1986, the Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee (TCJL PAC) supports candidates for the Texas Supreme Court committed to a fair and balanced judicial system in Texas. The Austin-based group, with membership comprised of Texas businesses, health care providers, and trade and professional associations, is the only statewide business political action committee that supports judges and justices for the 14 Texas appellate courts.

Paid for by the Texas Civil Justice League PAC, 400 West 15th Street, Suite 1400 Austin, Texas 78701 (512) 320-0474 Carol Sims, Treasurer

Contact: Meg Meo, [email protected] or
Lisa Candido, [email protected]

SOURCE Texas Civil Justice League Political Action Committee

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